Anaheim DucksArizona CoyotesBoston BruinsBuffalo SabresCalgary FlamesCarolina HurricanesChicago BlackhawksColorado AvalancheColumbus Blue JacketsDallas StarsDetroit Red WingsEdmonton OilersFlorida PanthersLos Angeles KingsMinnesota WildMontréal CanadiensNashville PredatorsNew Jersey DevilsNew York IslandersNew York RangersOttawa SenatorsPhiladelphia FlyersPittsburgh PenguinsSt Louis BluesSan Jose SharksSeattle KrakenTampa Bay LightningToronto Maple LeafsVancouver CanucksVegas Golden KnightsWashington CapitalsWinnipeg Jets

2015 NHL Draft Guide: Top 5 Offensive Defenceman

Best offensive defenceman

You don't often see a 17-year-old freshman blueliner running an NCAA power play, but Zach Werenski has special offensive tools.  "He has an innate ability to get shots through, particuarly wrist shots," said one scout. "Add in his puck skills and great passing...he'll be a first unit power play guy at every level."

  Provorov came within four points of leading all WHL defencemen in scoring as a rookie thanks to his smarts and cannon shot. Witnessing Dunn's four-goal playoff performance in Ottawa convinced many scouts, myself included, that his offensive upside is legitimate, and Hanifin, like Werenski, put up solid offensive numbers in his freshman season.

Provorov, Ivan1. Zach Werenski
2. Ivan Provorov
3. Vince Dunn
4. Noah Hanifin
5. Travis Dermott 

Follow Grant on Twitter: @grantmccagg